Many of the concepts and techniques used in dating advice and the pick up artist community today were created by Mystery.
Mystery encapsulates and refers to these as Mystery Method and the Venusian Arts.
These methods have been summarized in various books: The Venusian Arts Handbook (2003), The Mystery Method (2006), Revelation (2010).
Some of these are listed below: Mystery (Erik von Markovik) was born Erik James Horvat-Markovic in Toronto, Canada.
After countless rejections and errors during the learning process, he finally managed to put all of the results and theories in his “Venusian Arts Handbook”, which later became his bestselling book named “The Mystery Method: How To Get Beautiful Women Into Bed”.
Erik Von Markovik, also known as Mystery, is the originator of the majority of pick up artist knowledge.
The clever set ups — blind dates in bedrooms, blind dates in vans, blind dates with parents — kept generations of teens glued to the channel, much in the same way music videos had the decade prior.
He has contributed to Vanity Fair, Playbill, Details, Out Magazine, Time Out New York, and has appeared on Biography Channel, East Village Radio and in Wallpaper magazine.
The name Mystery was also used by von Markovik as an internet username.
He is the author of The Mystery Method: How to Get Beautiful Women Into Bed.
The character Mystery was created by Erik von Markovic in the late 1990s for his performances as a mentalist, titled Natural Magic.
It has done magic performances in many places, including Toronto, Las Vegas and Hollywood.
Starting his appearance in the underground seduction culture in 1990s, he was the first pickup artist offering live on-the-spot training.